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Adsorbent catalytic nanoparticles and methods of using the same

United States Patent

January 31, 2017
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The present invention provides an adsorbent catalytic nanoparticle including a mesoporous silica nanoparticle having at least one adsorbent functional group bound thereto. The adsorbent catalytic nanoparticle also includes at least one catalytic material. In various embodiments, the present invention provides methods of using and making the adsorbent catalytic nanoparticles. In some examples, the adsorbent catalytic nanoparticles can be used to selectively remove fatty acids from feedstocks for biodiesel, and to hydrotreat the separated fatty acids.
Slowing; Igor Ivan (Ames, IA), Kandel; Kapil (Ames, IA)
Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc. (Ames, IA)
13/ 691,181
November 30, 2012
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with Government support under contract no. DE-AC02-07CH11358 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.